Nonprofit Journal Project

Nonprofit leaders across southeast Michigan will contribute their thoughts via journal entries on how this unique confluence of events (COVID, vaccinations, climate change, racial justice, etc.) is affecting their organizations and the nonprofit sector.

The stories and journals will narrate through nonprofit leaders and capture the impact and vitality that these organizations bring to their communities as well as their journey during these unprecedented times.

This series is made possible with the generous support of our partners, the Michigan Nonprofit Association and Co.act Detroit.

Feature Story Allie Zeff, Executive Director of Detroit Jews for Justice

Jewish community advocates for social justice

Feature Story Brodrick Wilks, program director and treasurer for Rescue MI Nature Now
Feature Story Rev. Horace Sheffield III, Executive Director of the Detroit Association of Black Organizations

Michigan nonprofits cite need for change in board diversity

Feature Story Dr. Chanel Hampton, CEO and founder of Strategic Community Partners

Giving the community influence and power

Feature Story Hafiza Khalique, Board Chair for Detroit Area Youth Uniting Michigan

Youth-led Detroit group calls for justice

Feature Story Debra Johnson, President of the Dementia and Alzheimer’s Association of St. Clair County

Helping those with Alzheimer's and dementia through caregiver education

Feature Story Tepfirah Rushdan and Lindsay Pielack, Co-directors of Keep Growing Detroit
Feature Story Damien Crutcher, managing director of Detroit Harmony, at an instrument distribution at Detroit Prep

Music education for every child in Detroit

Feature Story Ryan Henyard, a member of the Coalition for Re-envisioning Our Safety, uses wildlife photography as a way to center himself.

Coalition builds plan for unarmed public safety response in Ann Arbor

Feature Story Joella Bush, Executive Director of Gianna House

Shelter and support for pregnant homeless moms

Feature Story Ashley Carter, Director of the Michigan Justice Fund
Feature Story Kathy Vertin, Founder & Director of the Riverbank Theatre
Feature Story Mary Templeton, CEO of Michigan Saves

Making energy efficiency more equitable

Feature Story Alphonso Amos, founder and co-lead of Black Lives Matter Port Huron

Challenging anti-Black racism in Port Huron

Feature Story Pallavi Munikrishna, director of Integrated Health Services at Development Centers in Detroit

Coordinating care for mental and physical health

Feature Story Jenny Poma, Lighthouse COO

Teens find housing, support through A Step Forward

Feature Story Alia Harvey Quinn, Founder and Executive Director of FORCE Detroit